Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Pest In The South and Spreading...

Good Evening, In case you haven't heard of this bugger, it is the Asian Tiger mosquito. 

They are the cause of the West Nile virus spreading here in the south

  These buggers are tough to eradicate as it is to swat. They are predominately a container mosquito and can breed in the smallest amount of water. It has spread from the steamy south steadily north and west.
  They get their names from the markings. They feed  during the day unlike regular mosquito. Please be aware of this potentially deadly pest! They are know to feed on birds and humans...birds are the usual host of the West Nile virus. There are 14 cases reported in Louisiana with 4 more recently added. 
  This mosquito is from Japan and entered into the States in 1985. Please be careful and especially careful with your children. They cause severe swelling and flu-like symptoms. 


  1. Yewwwwwwwwww, kill them before they move farther north. Our mosquitoes are enough with all the rainy humid weather we've been having. I had three at a time on my upper arm, before I could even swat them.

  2. Thanks for alerting readers of this mosquito. When I go out to water my plants, it doesn't take long for theme to swoop in and start biting.

    I do have to keep in mind that I am using water which mosquitoes love.

  3. Ugh..... I hate all mosquitoes. Especially these!!!

    Stay safe.

    Gentle hugs,

  4. Thanks for the photos!
    West Nile isn't a real problem here yet but I'm sure it will make it's way sooner or later.


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